The Surgeon General Wants You To Start Doing This Exercise

Erik walking in Africa

In case you haven't heard, the Surgeon General announced this past Wednesday for a national call to action to start walking! Appropriately, we already had this post scheduled. Forward by Steph :)  I can't begin to tell you how great walking is for your health. Just a few … [Read more...]

An Insomniac’s Solution to Better Sleep

woman sleeping

Last week I wrote a post about how to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD) and I addressed four simple ways we can all reduce our chances of developing AD. The final prevention strategy I identified was getting adequate sleep. Sleep is Important When we sleep, our brains flush … [Read more...]

How Can Health and Fitness Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?


If you are a regular reader of Strong Figure, then you know we are ardent supporters in the fight against cancer. Both Steph and I have lost love ones to this disease and we believe the risks of cancer can be minimized by making smart health choices -- this is one of the primary … [Read more...]

A Productive Pain-Free Solution for Sitting All Day

back pain computer female

Like many Americans, I have struggled with back pain for most of my adult life. I have herniated disks, suffered from sciatica, and dealt with the pain that most with back issues would describe as debilitating. A few years ago, after herniating my L4 and L5 vertebrae, I ended up … [Read more...]